Ukraine. Israel. Explain the difference.
As far as I can tell, it looks to me like a pretty clear majority of the Crimeans voted to join Russia. And they did. All that seems pretty reasonable to me.
"Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told a news conference that Israeli policies bore "unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing".
Our government condemns Russia and gives Israel almost unconditional support.